Zamalek reach Confederation Cup semis after draw with Modern Future FC

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Apr 2024

Cairo giants Zamalek secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup after playing to a 1-1 draw against fellow Egyptians Modern Future FC in the second leg at Cairo Stadium on Sunday.

Ahmed Hamdi
Zamalek midfielder Ahmed Hamdi scored the equalizer for his side

 

With a 2-1 away victory in the first leg last week, the White Knights advanced with a 3-2 aggregate score.

In the semi-finals, Zamalek will face Ghanaian side Dreams, who earned their spot after a 3-2 aggregate win over Stade Malien.

Cameroonian fullback Jonathan Ngwem opened the scoring for Modern Future FC in the 18th minute, while Zamalek midfielder Ahmed Hamdi equalized six minutes past the hour mark.

Zamalek started the match at a slow pace, likely due to their advantage from the first leg, but were caught off guard by a goal resulting from a goalkeeper error, allowing Ngwem to score from a corner.

Despite conceding, Zamalek failed to mount a significant threat against the visitors, who were also unable to trouble their opponents.

The second half proved uneventful, with both teams failing to impress on the pitch, despite interventions from both coaches.

Zamalek's winter signing, Ahmed Hamdi, scored his first goal for the team with an impressive solo effort, confirming his side's qualification for the next round.

Zamalek will host the Ghanaian side on Sunday, April 21, with the second leg taking place in Ghana one week later.

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